Chapter 29, Section 2. “Escalation in Vietnam”. Johnson Sends Ground Troops. Assassination of Pres. Diem brought chaos to S. Vietnam N. Vietnam kept aiding the Viet Cong rebels in the south where they controlled much of the countryside
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“Escalation in Vietnam”
- Ho Chi Minh Trail – supply line that started in North Vietnam and went through neighbor nations Laos and Cambodia used to supply the Viet Cong
- After attacks on U.S. soldiers the Vietcong or North Vietnamese army would sometimes slip back into these nations for safety from counter-attack
U.S. soldiers search for Viet Cong on search and destroy missions
Birth defects affect the next generation of Vietnamese children and also affected returning U.S. soldiers
U.S. soldiers (left) and South Vietnamese soldiers (right) defend the capitol, Saigon
A frustrated President Lyndon Johnson contemplates what to do about the Vietnam War
S. Vietnamese officer kills V.C.
Victims of My Lai massacre